Purple Diary

[June 21 2011]

THE YOUNG ARCHITECT’S PROGRAM 2011 OPENS at the moma ps1, new york

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA PS1 and the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome, the design collective Interboro Partners of Brooklyn was announced as winner of the 12th edition of the Young Architect’s Program in New York. Challenged to develop an ephemeral installation for the MOMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard to provide shade, water and seating, Interboro Partner’s vision for the urban space is Holding Pattern. The structure, revealing the site’s irregular shape, consciously evolves from core environmental and sustainability issues.
Come Autumn, the pieces of Holding Pattern will live again through recycling, with the mirrors, ping-pong tables and flood lights donated to the neighbourhood. In advance of MOMA’s 2011 Warm Up summer music series held in the courtyard’s new atmosphere early July, Holding Pattern was revealed yesterday. The program extends internationally this year with Rome’s MAXXI design venue, which sees stARRT of Rome as the winner of the first annual YAP-MAXXI. staRRT’s proposal is WHATAMI, an artificial and ‘green’ space on Zaha Hadid’s MAAXI Piazza which will simultaneously act as events space and observatory platform. Photo Tamara Weber

Interboro Partner’s design at the MOMA PS1 is on view until September 26 at 22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York. stARRT’s design is on view at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome, Via Guido Reni 4A, Rome.

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